Ronna Bonifacio | Pixy Cosmetics: New affordable makeup that works
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Pixy Cosmetics: New affordable makeup that works

Hello everyone! I’ve been spending time with some of the new makeup on my hands before I share my thoughts on it so there’s honesty to what I’m saying and recently I’ve been wearing a few Pixy Cosmetics products especially for daily use. It was officially launched a few weeks back and though I missed the beginning of the event due to horrendous carmaggedon (I was on the road for 3 hours just to get to Pasong Tamo from Quezon City! I could have just flown to Singapore, anobuh!), I am glad I was able to still catch part of the demo by Xeng Zulueta.

I would like to be honest: I love the feeling of discovering a really good makeup buy that’s got a tiny price tag. I experience a “triumph” of sorts–game show bells begin ringing, lights start flashing and balloons are slowly fall from the ceiling. Hah! Ronna, 1! Capitalism, 0! While I am lost in imaginary confetti, in my head I am also doing a happy dance. Or at least I believe I only do that in my imagination. But really good prices usually make me doubtful of efficacy. I always think–about any purchase–that you get what you pay for. Or at least, we should get what we pay for.

I’m quite happy to say that Pixy Cosmetics is looking to be one of those brands that could prove me wrong. It’s not a wonder product for a fraction, rather, it performs aptly for its price. It’s affordable and it works, simply put. And who doesn’t want that in their cosmetics?

Here are my current kikay kit inhabitants: 

1. Pixy Ultimate Makeup Cake in Natural Buff, P445

Great for days that don’t need a whole lot of foundation but just a bit to look presentable. Since I’m a WAHM (trans: work at home mom), I find myself grabbing this compact when I need to step out for a quick meeting, hit the grocery, or have casual dinner at a friend’s house. Again, I’m not big on powder foundations or two-way foundations, but these days I find it to be so convenient for when I’ll be out of the house for just a few hours and I don’t want to have to scrub down my face to get rid of a whole lot of gunk before I sleep. (But that’s sort of a silly reason because I always double cleanse even if I just put a wee bit of makeup on. Always!)

What I like about this particular one is the shade–it looks quite dark and more morena than my actual skintone in the pan but when applied it blends really well. I think it’s the yellow undertone rather than the pink undertones, which I often see in products at this price range. I think to wear powder that’s more morena than white is the lesser of two evils for most Filipinas. Perhaps because it’s a Japanese-formulated brand manufactured in Indonesia, it is able to produce Asian-friendly shades. If you find yourself looking ghostly in photos, check the undertone of your powder or foundation as well as the actual shade.

Another tip for this two-way pounder foundation: Try applying it dry with a face brush (not a powder brush) and buffing it into your skin. I find it to be a lighter coverage than wet sponge application but heavier than dry sponge application, plus, skin looks more flawless. 🙂 I use my Charm Luxe Flat Top Brush for this. I also sometimes will do this to set a very light foundation or CC cream (because these tend to be oilier than foundation) and I get coverage that allows my skin to breathe.

(Clockwise from top) Be in Love, Cinnamon Twist, and Puppy Love Satin (top left photo) and Puppy Love Satin (top right photo). I was a bit excited to test out the matte lipstick that I used it before photographing, hehe! Taas ng EQ ko sa makeup!

(Clockwise from top) Be in Love, Cinnamon Twist, and Puppy Love Satin (top left photo) and Puppy Love Satin (top right photo). I was a bit excited to test out the matte lipstick that I used it before photographing, hehe! Taas ng EQ ko sa makeup!

2. Pixy Silky Fit Lipstick in Puppy Love Satin (302), P245, and Lasting Matte Lipstick in Be in Love (LM309) P325

Not much new things to say about these lipsticks, in fact the scent sort of reminds me of older lipstick formulations and was a little off-putting at first. But the shades of these two particular lipsticks are flattering and aren’t too “out there”.  Sometimes I will use Puppy Love Satin, which is a sort of rosy shade, just to pull my face together when I want to wear minimal makeup. It’s a great everyday shade and the finish. I wear Be in Love when I play my cheeks or eyes up a little more and I want muter lips. As for its lasting power, you’ve got to reapply after eating.

3. Pixy Eyeliner Pencil P265

This, I think, is the winner of the four products because I was quite impressed with how creamy it was when I first applied it. I think I have the brown one, which is my current go-to when I want to wear pencil eyeliner. I usually find cheaper eyeliners to tug on my eyelids an although it isn’t the creamiest I’ve tried, again, these are pretty good for the price point. 🙂 I don’t experience tugging with these. If this is the price range of your eyeliner budget, I recommend these!

Another plus to the eyeliner: they make for great writing tools when your toddler is learning to write... Just kidding. I turned away for a second and this happened.

Another plus to the eyeliner: they make for great writing tools when your toddler is learning to write… Just kidding. I turned away for a second and this happened.

Have you tried any of Pixy Cosmetics’ products? Tell me which your favorites are!

Pixy Cosmetics is available at select Watsons and SM Beauty.

 

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